How does the Donahoe 3 leaf progressive AAL compare to a standard AAL like the Procomp? Better ride?
Yep. 1-3/4" was the deal. The max you can get up front is 3" with manual hubs, unless you do a fabtech or the like. It works out well, my truck is level, and I dialed up my coilovers 2-1/2". Take a look at the arch of a progressive pack, vs say... a downey aal. It is pretty clear how they each get the job done. I got the downey aal; took it out of the box, looked at it for a few, had a beer, then put it back in the box. Went down to deaver the next day.Never looked back since.emminz said:Is that all you get out of a 3 leaf AAL? The pack is about 3/4" by itself, correct?
4BYnTacoma said:I have heard the difference is night and day vs. a standard ALL. Hopefully a few of the people that own them will chime in. By the way, I believe it is Deaver, not Danahoe that makes the AAL you are refering to. Unless Donahoe recently got into the spring business.
Amen, brother. Yeah guys. I don't know why, but I have a 2001 x-cab, with the de4aver pack in back, and the downey coilover up front. I pre measured, then installed the stuff. To get the front inline, I went up 2-1/2. But I just measured now to check. 36-3/8 in back, floor to fender, 36-000" in front. So, 3/8 inch difference. If you would like a little more lift in back with the deaver kit, The guys at deaver told me you can run with the overload leaf installed. I took mine out, as they told me to. It makes the ride a bit stiffer they said, and the shock length runs a long 9" after doing it that way. But, you would sit another 5/8" or so higher, and you could at least have the overload capacity. I can see myself now, ass end bounced up 3 feet in the air, 50mph, wondering WTF do I do now..... I'm leaving that bugger out. I'll carry bricks in my chevy!!! :xdevil:TacoCrazy said:Had the AAL and went to the Deaver pack, couldn't be happier..End of story.
atwinda said:My buddy has them on his 01 extra cab. Best option besides rebuilding or getting a new pack. You remove the overload spring when you put that 3 leaf aal in, so if that is a concern for you, you may want to look at a deaver 8 or 9 leaf pack.
Oh, the 3 leaf aal only lifts 1.5", btw... so if you're shooting for 3" you'll need a combo with something else.